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Mr. Peter W. Davidson

Wrong Peter W. Davidson?

Executive Director of the Loan Pr...

Phone: (202) ***-****  
Local Address:  Washington , District of Columbia , United States
2800 Mitchell Drive B100
Walnut Creek , California 94598
United States

Company Description: The DOE Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), supported by the DOE Office of Science, unites the expertise of five national laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence...   more

Employment History

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  • MBA
    Harvard Business School
  • BA
    Stanford University
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Peter Davidson, Executive ..., 7 May 2014 [cached]
Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the DOE's Loan Program Office
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, 10 Mar 2015 [cached]
Peter Davidson
Peter Davidson is the Loan Programs Office Executive Director at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington D.C. he formerly served as a Senior Advisor for Energy and Economic Development at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of the Empire State Development Corporation. Mr. Davidson was appointed Chairman of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC) in December 2009. Mr. Davidson is a businessman who has founded and managed six media companies in New York; these companies were in the newspaper, radio, television, advertising and market research businesses, many of them centered in the Hispanic business community. From 1989 to 1999, he was owner and publisher of El Diario La Prensa, the leading Spanish-language newspaper in New York. Prior to 1989 he was an executive at Morgan Stanley & Co. Known as a creative business leader, he has piloted complex deals, structured numerous equity and debt-raising transactions, handled labor negotiations and acted as lead negotiator in multiple financings, acquisitions and asset sales. Since 2001, Mr. Davidson has also been Chairman of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, a leading NY based grant-making institution. Under his leadership, grant making has focused on improving the environment of New York City with more parkland, alternative transportation, and waterfront access. Funding also supports immigration policies in the United States and environmental and archeological conservation worldwide. Mr. Davidson is a graduate of Stanford University and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He is an active member of the Brooklyn community.
Trustees and Staff - JM Kaplan Fund, 16 June 2015 [cached]
Peter Davidson
Chairman [cached]
It looks like the Empire State Development Corporation's Peter Davidson, who joined the NYCRC in China, was a convenient prop. Reuters reports:
Thus, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Empire State Development Corporation President Peter Davidson, and New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, on video and in person, have promoted the project to potential investors in misleading and even ridiculously dishonest ways.
Davidson asserted that Atlantic Yards "will be the largest job-creating project in New York City in the last 20 years."
Markowitz, Davidson, and Bloomberg all conflated the $1,448 billion "Brooklyn Arena and Infrastructure Project" marketed to the investors with the larger $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project, slated to include 16 towers.
Markowitz initially aimed to join Davidson on the tour in China in early October, but backed out--despite a go-ahead, according to his office, from the New York City Conflict of Interests Board--after publicity in this blog and the New York Post.
No Land Grab: ESDC Archives, 7 Mar 2011 [cached]
The 10/5/10 request, however, was more narrow, regarding Executive Director Peter Davidson's planned trip to China on behalf of the New York City Regional Center's effort, under the EB-5 visa program, to market an investment in Atlantic Yards that would bring Forest City Ratner a $249 million low-interest loan.
A departure at Empire State Development: former Atlantic Yards overseer (and booster in China) Peter Davidson
Atlantic Yards Report
From today's Crain's Insider:
MOVING OVER: Empire State Development Corp. Executive Director Peter Davidson joins the Port Authority Monday. He will initially focus on economic development and energy policy.
Davidson, I noted earlier this month, had long had Atlantic Yards in his portfolio, overseeing Project Director Arana Hankin.
Last year, in a trip to China to boost Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Yards project among potential investors, Davidson claimed, incredibly, that it would "be the largest job-creating project in New York City in the last 20 years."
The project previously was in the portfolio of Executive Director Peter Davidson, to whom Arana Hankin, Director, Atlantic Yards Project, reported.
Ten months later, still waiting for a response to my FOIL request about state official Peter Davidson's trip to China promoting Forest City Ratner's misleading "green cards for investments" venture
Atlantic Yards Report
On 10/5/10, I sent the following letter to the Empire State Development Corporation (aka Empire State Development):
Under the Freedom of Information Law, I request records regarding Executive Director Peter Davidson's planned trip to China this month on behalf of the New York City Regional Center's effort, under the EB-5 visa program, to market an investment in Atlantic Yards.
To clarify, Arana Hankin's direct supervisor has always been Peter Davidson, ESD's Executive Director.
Does Adams agree with ESDC President Peter Davidson's claim, in China in support of Forest City Ratner's effort to get immigrant investor funding, that Atlantic Yards would "be the largest job-creating project in New York City in the last 20 years"?
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